South Korea’s newest meeting space, the Suwon Convention Centre (SCC) is expected to help the city of Suwon â€“ about 30km south of Seoul â€“ rise to compete on the global business events stage.
The SCC features two underground and five above ground floors, housing a total of 28 meeting rooms. The central space of the building is its first floor main exhibition hall, which at 7,800m2, is larger than the Suwon Athletic Complex soccer field. Just outside the convention building is a Sky Park, where visitors can enjoy a view of Gwanggyo Lake Park.
The Korea MICE Bureau has revealed that the centre is “already in high demand, with a fully-booked schedule for this year (with) 42 events”.
Plans are afoot to turn part of the convention centre into a complex, which will eventually have a five-star hotel, gallery, department store, and entertainment facilities.
The convention centre is located about a 10-minute walk from the Gwanggyo Central Station, or about an hour by limousine bus from Incheon International Airport.
Suwon, the capital and largest city of Gyeonggi-do province, is also home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites â€“ Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Hwaseong Haenggung Palace. The city is also a major education and business centre, with 11 universities and multiple international business corporations such as Samsung.